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12th June 2019

The Elephant in the Room: The Free Movement of Services and Brexit

In the Brexit debate, there has been relatively little focus on the issue of services, which make up about three quarters of the UK’s economic output. How might Brexit impact on this vitally important, and growing, sector? This IIEA paper, by Gavin Barrett, Professor of Law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, aims to address this question, and to focus attention on an issue that is, and will continue to be, of key importance in the years and decades after Brexit has taken place.
2min
14th March 2019

Brexit: Myths and Realities Regarding the ‘WTO Option’

In this policy brief from the IIEA, Michael Daly explains the implications for the UK of trading solely on the basis of WTO rules.
1min
7th December 2018

The Future Role of the European Court of Auditors in the EU27

President Klaus-Heiner Lehne argued that the European Court of Auditors must re-calibrate its position in the institutional system and embrace the required changes in order to future-proof itself.
1min
30th October 2018

Implications of the New US Corporate Tax Regime for Ireland

US President Donald Trump’s tax reforms constitute the most significant rewriting of the US tax code in decades. What will these changes mean for Ireland?
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4th July 2018

Brexit and the Distribution Sector

This is the third in a series of IIEA reports looking at the impact Brexit will have on a range of important sectors for Ireland and the all-island economy.
1min